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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-27

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] ASE opening: Sharp rise
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Sharp rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 2.30 percent, standing at 2,286.28 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 27.2 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward across the board, with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 5.16 percent; Chemicals, up 4.81 percent; Raw Materials, up 4.00 percent; Telecoms, up 3.93 percent; Health, up 3.86 percent; and Banks, up 3.77 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.66 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 2.78 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 3.02 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 121 were up, 4 were down, and 11 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The changes in successive insurance, the fiscal deficit, the new tax collecting measures and the SIEMENS case dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    APOGEVMATINI: "23,902 job opportunities in public sector"

    AVGHI: "Synaspismos leader Alexis Tsipras in an all-channel TV press conference called on ruling New Democracy and main opposition PASOK to state their positions on the IMF's recommendations before the European Parliament elections".

    AVRIANI: "Leakage (of votes) from PASOK to Ecologists changes the political balances".

    CHORA: "Former SIEMENS commercial manager Franz Richter said in his testimony: «We gave money to Greek lobbies".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Abstention is leading - Voters' tendency terrifies the two mainstream parties".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Government closes 255 small public utilities organisations - Better late than never, the extravagant state takes measures at last".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The state of the country's economy is only the tip of the pre-election parties' clash".

    ESTIA: "Bold cutbacks in state spending is the solution to reduce the deficit".

    ETHNOS: "Government is 'cooking up' taxes, which it is 'serving' as reforms".

    KATHIMERINI: "Low percentages for ND and PASOK - The gap closes to 4.5 percent - Ecologists-Greens reached 8.5%".

    LOGOS: "Government promises a solution for the successive insurance issue by the end of the year".

    NIKI: "Government hides the new measures in the drawer in order to avoid the cost ahead of the Euroelections".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The youth's vote in Euroelections is red - Communist Party leader Aleka Papariga addressed on Tuesday a youth rally in Athens".

    TA NEA: "Sweep operation for illegal migrants, drug addicts, after the Euroelections".

    TO VIMA: "Lukewarm voting terrifies the parties - The ups and downs in the opinion polls".

    VRADYNI: "Everything will change in successive insurance with a new draft law to be tabled in parliament in October".


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